Nitesh Tiwari at 48th International Film Festival of India in 2017
|Residence||Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Alma mater||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay|
|Spouse(s)||Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari|
Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood. He made his directorial debut by co-directing Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year. He then directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns (2014) which became a box office hit.
In 2016, he scripted, and directed Dangal which was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in April 2017 and second BRICS festival in June 2017. The film is the highest-grossing Indian films and the fifth highest grossing non-English film, having collected over ₹2,000 crore (US$290 million) of which more than ₹1,200 crore was earned in China, where it has emerged as one of the top 20 highest-grossers of all time. Tiwari has garnered the Filmfare Best Director Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, and the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. He won the Filmfare award for best director in 2017 for directing Dangal.
Tiwari was born into a Hindu family in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh to B. D. Tiwari. He has a brother and a sister. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy and Material Science engineering. Tiwari worked as a creative director at Leo Burnett before he entered Bollywood.
He lives at a quaint bungalow in Chembur with his wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who was his colleague and creative director at Leo Burnett. She turned a film director. The couple have twins, a boy and a girl.
|2011||Chillar Party||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Children's Film|
|2016||Nil Battey Sannata||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Dangal||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telstra People's Choice Award|
Filmfare Award for Best Director
|2017||Bareilly Ki Barfi||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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